A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach? Written by
As part of their training, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña spent five months doing 12-hour ride-alongs with on-duty LAPD officers. During Gyllenhaal's first ride-along, he witnessed a murder. See more »
After Officer Taylor finds money and guns in a truck, he shows us his paperwork which is dated 8/19/2012. However, the police cameras always show us dates in 2011. See more »
I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathy. Nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with...
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This film is dedicated to the men and women of the law enforcement community who face danger daily on our behalf. It is especially dedicated to our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This is for all that fight evil so we may not know it. God bless you all. See more »
Shot in a quasi-documentary style with the (unsuccessful) aim of increasing the gritty realism the film relies upon for gravitas, writer-director David Ayer instead should've put more effort into crafting a story that doesn't depend on genre clichés and character stereotypes so frequently. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena share a naturalistic chemistry as the brothers in blue their abuse-slinging conversations whilst patrolling the streets are often both funny and touching however they are constantly fighting an uphill battle against cartoonish criminals, outlandish plot contrivances and Ayer's occasionally over-the-top dialogue. And for the love of cinematic common sense, I wish filmmakers would treat baddies brandishing AK47s with more respect; they aren't that bad at hitting a target 20 metres away, especially when there are four of them. A frustrating crime pic that never reaches its potential.
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